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Hi all,

Can anyone recommend any good resources for learning PHP?

I'm working in Wordpress a lot and I get PHP a bit, enough make simple edits and what not. But I'm interested in learning more so I can make more advanced edits.

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
    This is a good place to start, IMO...

    PHP Tutorial - Introduction
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    • Profile picture of the author mr_banks
      Lynda.com has a couple great PHP tutorials. PHP and Mysql and PHP beyond the basics. That is where I started with PHP and all the fundamentals are taught as well as bringing you into OOP programming in PHP.
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      • Profile picture of the author msam029
        Yes He is correct lynda resource is really good
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    • Profile picture of the author damasgate
      Originally Posted by Brandon Tanner View Post

      This is a good place to start, IMO...

      PHP Tutorial - Introduction
      I agree with this, this is a great place to start learning PHP
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  • Profile picture of the author SeeSharp
    Hello jamielynch,

    If you really want to get into PHP, I suggest you the video2brain PHP course: Getting Started with PHP - Course
    In terms of learning it has many advantages compared to a normal tutorial site. You will see live how the tutor codes and what it does. That way you will learn the language faster by many times. Also they have more advanced courses after the basics.

    Hope that helped you
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  • Profile picture of the author jamielynch
    That's all awesome stuff...

    Thanks everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author kevbo22
    I am personally a text book kind of guy. So if you want a great starter text on php and mysql, look at "php and mysql for dynamic websites". It is such a great intro book. I was able to pick up php very fast with it. I think it is on the 4th edition by now, which means its probably better now then when I used it to learn. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcook2003
    You can find everything about PHP from these websites: PHP(dot)net, PHP Builder, Deniweb Forum, W3Schools, Stack Overflow, PHP Edit, PHP Designer, Zend Studio, WikiBook's PHP Books, PHP Tutorials, Developer Tutorials, Hot Scripts, PHP Freaks, Big Resouces.
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amirol
    My suggestion (if you have the money), go to sitepoint.com, buy the following books/ebooks:

    1. Build your own database drive website using php & mysql
    2. The PHP Anthology
    3. PHP Master - Write Cutting Edge Code

    I learnt PHP using this way. All 3 books I mentioned above are really good if you really want to learn PHP fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author remymartin1
      PHP official site has great documentation
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    • Profile picture of the author codecre8r
      Originally Posted by Amirol View Post

      My suggestion (if you have the money), go to sitepoint.com, buy the following books/ebooks:

      1. Build your own database drive website using php & mysql
      2. The PHP Anthology
      3. PHP Master - Write Cutting Edge Code

      I learnt PHP using this way. All 3 books I mentioned above are really good if you really want to learn PHP fast.
      I agree. The PHP Anthology really helped me when I first started with PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author waqasikd
    Originally Posted by jamielynch View Post

    Hi all,

    Can anyone recommend any good resources for learning PHP?

    I'm working in Wordpress a lot and I get PHP a bit, enough make simple edits and what not. But I'm interested in learning more so I can make more advanced edits.

    Thanks in advance.
    I recommend you to go w3schools for learnig basic and advance level Step by step PHP learning
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  • Profile picture of the author amilajoy
    Tizag is the best place to learn php. I followed lynda video tutorial also and it has a great practical at the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author hhunt
    There's no one single place to go learn PHP online. Just search for the topic you are interested in and see if there's any good resource that demonstrates how to use it.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Logicson
    you can study at w3schools dot com for PHP ...try all Php codes there ............
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  • Profile picture of the author dcoder
    just google it you can see lot of references
    goodluck for your study!
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  • Profile picture of the author christinejones
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    Sign up with Khan Academy and Lynda. What you can't find in pure PHP, you can find in the basic of programming.
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  • Profile picture of the author YemTv
    I think w3schools is best for newbie.step by step detail.so go and learn
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  • Profile picture of the author JayWiz
    There are many tutorials:
    1. php.net
    2. nettuts
    3. lynda.com
    4. buy php book from your local bookstore
    5. google search

    The best approach is not learning from beginning but learn from what do you need and proceed from there, this will makes all things relate faster and you will absorb it better.
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  • Profile picture of the author bangzenk
    I prefer to ask a question over here: stackoverflow.com
    So many PHP programmer and other members really pleased to answer about coding PHP..
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  • Profile picture of the author legendkeeper
    I agree with all those who said w3schools. This is the best place to start learning php. I myself used it for pHp learning. The best thing about this site is that they maintain a hierarchy of which things to tell you first. For example, they will first tell you how to handle data that is entered into the forms on the website and then they quicky switch to the MYSQL, the database tool to show you how to save that data into a database. That is a great way to learn pHp and all other things that pHp uses to perform its actions
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  • Profile picture of the author mbitsol
    Try vtc.com or lynda.com
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  • Profile picture of the author fredrikrob
    I would like to suggest instead of going after too many resources if you like reading then go for w3school dot com which one is the best place for the php developer and for others. And if you like video tutorials then you must find and download some tuts from bookvideo training or just find some good ones from torrent dot com.
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  • Profile picture of the author mafia1
    This is the best way to learn php:

    1. go to phpacademy on youtube and follow his videos.
    2. purchase a copy of PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy. By David Powers.

    With the above videos and book you will have a solid foundation in PHP.

    After you have gone through steps 1 and 2 then you will be ready for the advance level.

    3. Purchase PHP Object Oriented Solutions. By David Powers.

    The best way to write PHP code is in an Object Oriented Style, however, ensure you have a solid understanding of the basics first.
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  • Profile picture of the author ricjordein
    PHP is one of the more commonly used development dialects on the web these days and for justification. One of the factors that PHP is so simple to understand and use is that its format is very awesome. If you want to system, especially on the internet, then you should definite look into PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProAffiliate01
    I have checked out w3 schools before, mostly for learning basic HTML. However, I did notice they also have great PHP tutorials as well as examples. On the other hand, I can check out the other resources shown above so that I receive a well-rounded training.
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    • Profile picture of the author JuneCelo
      I'd suggest w3schools. It has tutorials on PHP from basic coding to advanced. As well as PHP XML and PHP and AJAX.

      I really like how the present the lesson. I find it easy to understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Hodge
    stackoverflow and w3schools are the best resources. But if you really want to learn it, think about buying a textbook. It is always a good start coz it is easy to get lost in the world of websites trying to find what you are looking for. A textbook will take you through the journey slowly and assuredly.
    Always a textbook!!
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  • Profile picture of the author phpg
    please please please.... not w3schools... it's a very bad place to learn php or javascript or whatever...

    In order to "simplify" things they skip many details, some of those details are very important, and not knowing them will lead you to many stupid mistakes. Some information there is just plainly wrong. And you most likely will acquire several bad programming habits from their "tutorials" (e.g. ending your php files with ?> because w3schools say that "A PHP script always starts with <?php and ends with ?>"

    Just look at W3Fools
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  • Profile picture of the author Girin Jackson
    According to me lynda .com is the best place for getting our stuff.
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